Honestly, this is a reloading question...

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  1. bernie

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    ... but how do I get the labels off of Franklin Armory cartridge boxes. I went into the local shop a couple of months ago looking for Unique. There was no powder but I needed to buy something (it is a sickness) so I bought a couple of Franklin Armory plastic cartridge boxes for my .41 Mag loads. I finally start to use them and I went to take the labels off and they are not coming off of the plastic boxes. I prefer plain boxes, not boxes advertising a manufacturer. I swear that they put the labels on with super glue. I have peeled, used acetone, heat, etc. Any ideas?
     
  2. Goofball84

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    I'm following this one.

    I'm also tire of labels, price tags, etc that are perma glued. I have resorted to scraping with razor blades, sand paper, bench grinder with wire wheel sometimes.
     
  3. peels

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    Try Goo Gone. I find it works great at removing most types of adhesive. Simple green may work also.
     
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  4. George P

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    Goo Gone, Goof Off or any other good solvent should do the job
     
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  5. dgod
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    A heat gun ( or a hair dryer), will help release the glue, then use goo gone or alcohol to finish…

    Works for me
    Good luck
    Dan
     
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  6. WestKentucky

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    Dish washer first, goof-off next. The hot water seems to soften the glue and the chemical cuts it well enough to wipe it off.
     
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  7. FROGO207

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    So far I have done as dgod and have been able to remove all my labels. Wonder if they have invented the glue from hell and are now using it.
     
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  8. glockgod

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    I've used wd40 and had good luck
     
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  9. The Bushmaster

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    WD-40.
     
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  10. Walkalong

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    I have an orange(citris) cleaner that melts glue right off, great stuff.
     

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  11. Blazer56

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    When I can't get a label removed, I go out to the garage and use a shot of the red CRC Brakleen on the label...works every time! Mrs. Blazer complains about the toxic smell in the garage for a bit but the label has been cleanly removed.
     
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  12. Mark_Mark

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    Put another label sticker on top of it. That’s what I do to dings on my car
     
  13. WeekendReloader

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    Heat gun can loosen some label glue.

    Then, I use either WD40 or Denatured Alcohol. I always start with WD40 first, since it seems to be more forgiving to different kinds of plastic. Denatured Alcohol can melt some plastics.

    Acetone is stinky and aggressive. I haven't needed to resort to Acetone.
     
  14. OhioShooter75

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    Mineral spirits, naphtha or lighter fluid
    Alcohol sometimes works
    Never acetone on plastic

    if you want to put printed labels on you boxes use “easy peel” labels, they come right off
     
  15. mdi

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    WD-40 has worked for me. Careful of using chlorinated brake clean as it will melt some plastics...
     
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  16. Mark_Mark

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    Blow torch!
     
  17. Catpop

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    Xylene ot Tylenol may work, but test on bottom of box first
     
  18. swg1

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    Wife is notorious for not removing labels off dishes. One day, our dishwasher wouldn't drain (the machine, not the wife). There were all the labels. Clogging the drains and drain filters.
     
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    And it'll discolor about any type of plastic or painted surface.
     
  20. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I stick my label over theirs. Caliber, load data and date (sometimes). When I'm done with that load, I pull off my label. Theirs typically comes with it, stuck to the back. :) Next label covers the goo and remnants.
     
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  21. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Acetaminophen removes labels? o_O
     
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    I just cover theirs with mine, load data.
     
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    Battery Acid mix with Proroxid
     
  24. Elkins45

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    Can’t be stuck if it’s a liquid.
     
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  25. Rule3

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    Mineral spirits (aka Paint Thinner) is the go to adhesive remover.NOT Acetone,

    A hair drier on high, a heat gun may melt the plastic
     
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